When independent walking is the goal of your child's SDR, the surgical procedure is followed by two to three weeks of inpatient therapy in our Rehabilitation unit. This is essential to ensure that your child gets the maximum possible benefit of the surgery.
Our rehabilitation doctors, physical therapists and occupational therapists will work with you to design an individualized therapy plan based on your child's needs and your goals for your child.
Your child will have therapy every day, typically in the morning and the afternoon. Our therapists have a broad range of skills, so they can respond to your child's individual needs and adjust your child's treatment as they improve.
We understand that play is a child's most important job. All of the post-surgery rehabilitation is done using play. Your child's physical and occupational therapists will work therapy into things your child likes to do. A music therapist may work with them to include music-based activities.
A therapeutic recreation specialist will work with your child to make sure they are getting back to the activities they most enjoy. This helps keep your child engaged and making progress.
Pediatric psychologists are available to help if your child is having a hard time adjusting to the hospital stay.